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Image Credit: Peter Collins (flickr.com) Yorkshire is home to some of the finest open gardens in the country, and with spring in full bloom and summer on its way, there’s no better time to visit some of Yorkshire’s most beautiful open gardens. Below is a guide to some of the most beautiful Yorkshire gardens to visit whilst staying in one of the...

North Yorkshire tourist attractions

Posted by on September 5, 2013
North Yorkshire is a haven for tourist attractions with people often flocking to the area for a break away from the stress of work. To help guide you along, here are some attractions that you can enjoy, come rain or shine. A quirky attraction for many visitors to North Yorkshire is the Museum of Victorian Science. A stone’s throw away from many Whitby...

Chagstock 2013 hailed as a great success

Posted by on August 13, 2013
A guest post from Mole Valley Farmers, drawing attention to their Rock Your Wellies competition and the family-friendly Chagstock festival. Since it ‘went public’ for the first time in 2007, having first been held privately by a group of friends four years earlier, Chagstock has become one of the South West’s most loved summer festivals....
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It has been a long time coming, but the Edinburgh tram will finally embark on its first ever journey with passengers later on today (March 8th). Taking a half mile journey from Islington to Edinburgh airport, the service will welcome a host of government officials, including Transport Minister Keith Brown. The tram is, however, still very much a work...
Love is in the air for the giant pandas at Edinburgh ahead of the big bears’ breeding season, and they are bringing in more crowds than ever to the Scottish capital’s famous zoo. A huge rise in visitor numbers was reported over the weekend, with more than 8,000 flocking to watch the pandas, compared with 6575 last year – a rise of 20 per...
A fascinating photography exhibition opened in Edinburgh over the weekend, offering the chance to see the plants and animals of the world when put under a microscope. It is a great example of the diversity of exhibitions you could enjoy during your stay in any of the hotels in Edinburgh. Taken from the recent publication Green Universe: A Microscopic...
Visitors combining a break in one of the excellent hotels in Dublin with a trip to Dublin Zoo over the coming months can say hello to a new resident after a female Goeldi’s monkey was welcomed into the fold. The adorable critter – whose species is in danger of being wiped out due to hunting and deforestation – moved into her home in the South...
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The Irish capital is to host one of the three opening stages of the Giro d’Italia professional cycling race next year, as tourism bosses in the country eye a €50 million windfall from the prestigious event. The Grand Partenza – otherwise known as the Big Start – will kick off in Belfast in May 2014 before further stages take place in Armagh...
There is still time left to catch an exhibition commemorating the Suñol Foundation’s fifth anniversary in Barcelona. The stunning display, which has already attracted thousands of art lovers to some of the stunning hotels in Barcelona specifically for the exhibition, will be on show at the Fundacio Suñol in Barcelona until 2 March. Analysing...
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An exhibition of work by Irish designer Eileen Gray is to go on display at a museum in Paris, celebrating her impact on modernist architecture. Taking place at the Centre Pompidou in Paris from 20 February – 20 May, the exhibition will feature some of her most notable and unique pieces of furniture in lacquer, chrome and precious woods, photographs,...
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